Heinz Jungbluth is Professor of Paediatric Neurology at King’s College London. Following graduation from medical school in Cologne, Germany, and specialty training in the United Kingdom, Professor Jungbluth has been working as a Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at the Evelina Children’s Hospital, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London since 2004. He runs specialist clinics for children and adolescents affected by neuromuscular and neurological disorders and has more than 20 years of clinical experience in the neuromuscular field. His main research interest is in neurogenetics and he has been leading the clinical and genetic characterisation of a wide range of inherited neurological and neuromuscular disorders.
Professor Jungbluth is a leading member of various national and international expert consortia concerned with improving the care and developing therapies for patients affected by neuromuscular disease. He was a recipient of a 2012 Myotubular Trust grant, along with Professor Susan Treves of Basel University Hospital, Switzerland, and Professor Mathias Gautel, King’s College London, investigating secondary pathogenic mechanisms in centronuclear myopathy.